Guitarists are fortunate in that we have a simpler way of writing music other than Standard Notation. Guitar Tab or Tablature is an incredibly straight forward system to learn. After spending 10 minutes learning how to read Guitar TAB you can already know enough to start learning to play songs. This is a huge advantage of Standard Notation which can take a long time to learn even the fundamentals.
To get the basic understanding on how to read Guitar TAB check out This Lesson Here. It covers the absolute basics with diagrams of the fretboard so you can compare the TAB diagrams to what is actually played on the fretboard.
If you already know a bit about how to read Guitar TAB, it might be time to upgrade your skills to be able to write your own TAB. Learning to write your own Guitar TAB is a worthwhile skill as it will help you remember riffs, licks or any ideas you come up with on guitar. If you want to write your own songs or figure out other songs by ear then being able to write Guitar TAB is something worth looking into. This Lesson Here on the Tempo Music Cards website contains basic information on the steps to take to develop your skill in writing TAB. Have a read through the lesson and apply the ideas. You will find it’s quite a lot easier then you may think. All you need to do is practice it just like any other skill on guitar.
These lessons are very basic to give you an idea on the fundamentals. Once you get the hang of that it’s pretty easy to pick up all the extra things that are included in TAB.